A man caused a fire at a suburban Detroit gas station by putting a lighter to what he says was a spider near his fuel door
The scores of old masters held by the Detroit Institute of Arts might have fetched hundreds of millions of dollars at auction
The auto market is both a symbol of recovery and a driver of it
A four-year-old has died in America after his cousin shot him whilst playing with a rifle she found at their grandparents' home.
Kwame Kilpatrick oversaw the downfall of the now-bankrupt city that was once the beating heart of US car production
Invented in 1963, the lava lamp's fortunes have risen and fallen over the years
The revived US car giant has filed papers for a share sale as owners Fiat and United Auto Workers battle over merger plans
Vincent Bright faces sentencing next month after admitting the charge of disinterring his father's remains
US crime writer Elmore Leonard is recovering from a stroke in a Detroit hospital.
Marijuana has been found on a tour bus belonging to "Baby" singer Justin Bieber as it crossed into America from Canada, according to Detroit Customs and Border Protection.
The governor of Michigan today defended last week’s bankruptcy filing by Detroit even as lawyers for his office moved to contest a ruling by a lower court judge that it violates the state constitution and must be withdrawn.
Out of America: For 20 years this newly bankrupt city, in the words of a Tamla tunesmith, has really got a hold on me. The recovery is already beginning
Musician Jack White has played springtime Santa, paying a $142,000 back tax bill for Detroit's historic Masonic Temple. The move prevents a threatened auction of the famed venue where The Who and the Rolling Stones once played.
By-product of tar-sands refining pits struggling industrial city against billionaire brothers
Returning after eight years away, Texas shoot straight to the top of 2013's Unnecessary Albums chart with The Conversation. It's not that it's actively bad – that would be interesting, at least – but that it lacks impetus, panache and compulsion, just for starters. The title track is OK, in an ersatz country-soul way, and the country-pop of “Dry Your Eyes” works well too.
A Saudi Arabian man arrested in the US after a pressure cooker was discovered in his suitcase knew nothing about the device's use in the Boston Marathon bombings, his lawyer said.